Old Stone House of Brooklyn

Old Stone House of Brooklyn Site of the Battle of Brooklyn on August 27, 1776, and home of the team that became the Brooklyn Dodgers. Fridays, 3-6 pm, Sat/Sun 11-4, Weekdays by apt.

The Old Stone House Building is a reconstruction of the 1699 Vechte-Cortelyou House. Located in Washington Park, on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus in Brooklyn, it marks the place where the original Dutch farmstead stood and the culminating engagement of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn took place. It also commemorates the birthplace of the Brooklyn Dodgers. It is a Historic House Trust of New York City site, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Have a blast at OSH this summer!  ☀️☀️☀️Thanks to our friends at Puppetry Arts for kicking us off last weekend.  Hope to...
06/27/2019

Have a blast at OSH this summer!
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Thanks to our friends at Puppetry Arts for kicking us off last weekend.
Hope to see you for Opera on Tap, Piper Theatre, Saghir Lewis's Summer Concert night with Sweet Megg, Art Slope's Film Shorts, the 5th Avenue Bid's Silent Disco Night, & Seven Stages Shakespeare!

This Brooklyn farmhouse is the oldest building in New York
06/19/2019
This Brooklyn farmhouse is the oldest building in New York

This Brooklyn farmhouse is the oldest building in New York

The first time you see a Dutch farmhouse in a Brooklyn neighborhood, you might think you’re hallucinating. What are these magical houses doing in this ever-changing, development-obsessed borough? They look like illustrations in a history book, with a modern modification here and there. One of Broo...

Very exciting news! Weeksville Heritage Center has been designated as the newest member of the city’s Cultural Instituti...
06/16/2019
Weeksville Heritage Center Receives City Designation - BKLYNER

Very exciting news! Weeksville Heritage Center has been designated as the newest member of the city’s Cultural Institutions Group.
https://bklyner.com/weeksville-heritage-center-receives-city-designation/

CROWN HEIGHTS— Weeksville Heritage Center has received Cultural Institutions Group designation, joining 32 other cultural institutions the city supports with grants. “Weeksville is sacred African American ground,” Council Member Laurie Cumbo who represents Crown Heights said in a statement Fri...

“America was only founded because everybody was involved, not just old white men, like a lot of people think about when ...
06/07/2019
Enslaved Revolutionary War veteran to be honored in Detroit

“America was only founded because everybody was involved, not just old white men, like a lot of people think about when they think about the American Revolution. Without every single segment of society that was involved, it wouldn’t have been possible.”

The remarkable life and service of James Robinson are to be memorialized in Detroit on June 22.

https://www.phillytrib.com/lifestyle/enslaved-revolutionary-war-veteran-to-be-honored-in-detroit/article_3223a059-8eda-5005-ae9f-a1151a0c8a30.html

DETROIT — Pvt. James Robinson played an important role in the final battle of the Revolutionary War, but like many African Americans who took up arms against the British, he

Old Stone House of Brooklyn's cover photo
06/03/2019

Old Stone House of Brooklyn's cover photo

Brooklyn Pride, Inc.
05/27/2019

Brooklyn Pride, Inc.

And you can stop by this incredible Museum, the Old Stone House of Brooklyn to get copies of the Pride guide. It’s with in the beautiful Washington Park, At the JJ Byrne playground Where are family movie night on Friday evening June 7, and I family fun zone on Saturday, June 8 will be!

Our neighbors at Benchmark Restaurant are providing fantastic food for our Rock the House party on June 1! Every all-inc...
05/27/2019

Our neighbors at Benchmark Restaurant are providing fantastic food for our Rock the House party on June 1!
Every all-inclusive ticket sold supports local business and the JJ Byrne Playground, get yours today!

Don’t miss your chance to see Race and Revolution: Reimagining Monuments. The show is on view on Fridays from 3-6pm thro...
05/26/2019
A Review of: Race and Revolution: Reimagining Monuments - Believer Magazine

Don’t miss your chance to see Race and Revolution: Reimagining Monuments.
The show is on view on Fridays from 3-6pm through June 19!
https://believermag.com/logger/race-and-revolution/

Museum where the exhibition is located: The Old Stone House; Museum cost of entry: nothing; Type of field near museum, according to website: “open synthetic turf field”; Adjective author used to describe field: bouncy; Revolutionary War battle that happened near museum: Battle of Brooklyn; Baseb...

Help Support the Park and Gardens at OSH & Rock the House with us on June 1! Dinner, drinks and great dance music from T...
05/24/2019

Help Support the Park and Gardens at OSH & Rock the House with us on June 1!
Dinner, drinks and great dance music from
The Hideaways, all outdoors under the tent in the playground. Tickets start at $75, all inclusive!

Rock the House with us on June 1! There’s still time to get your all inclusive ticket our biggest party of the year! Hel...
05/22/2019

Rock the House with us on June 1!
There’s still time to get your all inclusive ticket our biggest party of the year!

Help support Washington Park and the OSH Gardens and join us outside under the tent for adults-only dinner, dancing, and drinks from fantastic local businesses like our neighbors at Good Wine 🍷

We’ll see you there!
Tickets here: https://m.bpt.me/event/4102120

Please join us this SUNDAY 5/19 at 4pm for an important conversation on women’s healthcare and reproductive rights.
05/16/2019

Please join us this SUNDAY 5/19 at 4pm for an important conversation on women’s healthcare and reproductive rights.

Please join us for this important conversation!

Our spring fling is on RIGHT NOW! Join us today for the Annual OSH & Washington Park Plant Sale, visit artist Tamara Sta...
05/11/2019

Our spring fling is on RIGHT NOW! Join us today for the Annual OSH & Washington Park Plant Sale, visit artist Tamara Staples to check out her collection “The Magnificent Chicken”, and listen to family friendly music from Suzi Shelton!

Beyond Sims: the Committee to Empower Voices for Healing and Equity
05/11/2019

Beyond Sims: the Committee to Empower Voices for Healing and Equity

Please join us for this important conversation!

Join us today!
05/11/2019

Join us today!

This is amazing!! We're kicking off our Summer Concert Series RIGHT NOW @OSH (Old Stone House) with the incredible @suzimusic (Suzi Shelton)!! The Saghir Lewis Team is thrilled to sponsor this wonderful event. If you missed this one, don't worry - we have three more!! @ Old Stone House of Brooklyn

Get your tickets now for the Annual Park Slope House Tour! Hosted by the Park Slope Civic Council, the tours help to rai...
05/08/2019
60th Annual Park Slope House Tour: Sunday, May 19 - BKLYNER

Get your tickets now for the Annual Park Slope House Tour! Hosted by the Park Slope Civic Council, the tours help to raise funds for 2020 Community Grants which support local arts, education, and culture organizations.
OSH was among the 2019 grant recipients!

PARK SLOPE – The 60th Annual Park Slope House Tour, scheduled for Sunday, May 19, invites attendees to take self-guided tours of historic brownstones throughout the neighborhood. Advance tickets can be purchased for $25 online or at the below outlets from May 1 through May 18. Tickets purchased on...

A dialogue has opened between the Students, Teachers, and School System about the controversial artworks and the message...
04/12/2019
These High School Murals Depict an Ugly History. Should They Go?

A dialogue has opened between the Students, Teachers, and School System about the controversial artworks and the messages they convey about Washington, Manifest Destiny, and the white supremacy ingrained in the foundation of the United States.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/arts/design/george-washington-murals-ugly-history-debated.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

The school board will decide if 13 Depression-era frescoes showing the life of George Washington should be destroyed.

Kings County Fiber Festival
04/12/2019
Kings County Fiber Festival

Kings County Fiber Festival

The designer has donated her pattern to the "Make Warm Hats for the Homeless" hat drive, she is an editor for Interweave Knits and you can follow her on Instagram @meggospurls. Cast on and start knitting we are collecting hats at the Old Stone House of Brooklyn Saturday October 12th during the 9th annual Kings County Fiber Festival

Join us this Saturday!
04/12/2019
Aaron Jay Kernis

Join us this Saturday!

This Saturday, April 13, 3:00 pm, hear pianist Karen Lerner perform a recital of piano music including my 'Lullabye,' alongside works by Bach and Schumann. The mezzo-soprano Katherine Lerner Lee will collaborate with Karen for Schumann's song cycle 'Frauen Liebe und Leben.' Come out to Brooklyn to Old Stone House of Brooklyn for a delightful afternoon concert!

04/06/2019
Smithsonian Channel

It’s always fascinating to learn about the lives of Revolutionary figures, especially those with a legacy like Pulaski’s.
This documentary takes a look at what anthropological evidence can tell us about the General’s life.

Thanks to his courageous leadership of the cavalry, General Pulaski became a legendary figure of the American Revolution. But was this war hero actually intersex?

Watch the newest episode of America’s Hidden Stories, premiering Monday at 8. http://bit.ly/2JJ7s2D

Spellbound Theatre has made it to Broadway!Congrats to Lauren Jost and her wonderful team on their residency at the New ...
03/29/2019

Spellbound Theatre has made it to Broadway!
Congrats to Lauren Jost and her wonderful team on their residency at the New Vic with "The World Inside Me".

View and comment on the 5 designs proposed for the Shirley Chisholm monument in Prospect Parkhttps://women.nyc/news_feed...
03/29/2019
See the five artist proposals for Shirley Chisholm’s Prospect Park monument and let us know what you think - women.nyc

View and comment on the 5 designs proposed for the Shirley Chisholm monument in Prospect Park
https://women.nyc/news_feed/chisholm-call-for-feedback/

In November 2018, New York City announced it would build a statue of Rep. Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to serve in Congress, at the Parkside entrance to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Now we are looking for New Yorkers’ input on which artist’s vision best honors the late congr...

New Yorkers for Parks
03/27/2019
New Yorkers for Parks

New Yorkers for Parks

In April, the NYC Parks Department is planning to start planting secret messages in parks using the Tree Alphabet, developed by Katie Holten, one of the first recipients of an artist-in-residency with NYC Parks. These messages can vary from being poems to words such as "Love" and "Peace."

This new transmission of messages may lead to a long-lasting revolution that will allow people to communicate in ways they've never imagined before!

https://www.fastcompany.com/90318150/nyc-is-using-this-typeface-made-of-trees-to-plant-secret-messages-in-parks

OSH Open House 2019
03/27/2019

OSH Open House 2019

Ever wonder what goes on at the Old Stone House? Join us for our free Open House this SUNDAY 3/24 at 4pm to learn more a...
03/22/2019

Ever wonder what goes on at the Old Stone House?
Join us for our free Open House this SUNDAY 3/24 at 4pm to learn more about our work!

You can visit our new contemporary art exhibit, try a delicious snack prepared in our wood-fired oven by Chef Gila Schwarzchild, check out our 2018 annual report, learn about our plans for the upcoming year, and explore what the neighborhood was like in the Revolutionary War era.

The Martayan Lan Gallery presents "New Amsterdam To Metropolis Historic Maps of New York City 1548-1964", their extensiv...
03/20/2019
Photos: Highlights from the Rare NYC Maps Exhibit “New Amsterdam to Metropolis”

The Martayan Lan Gallery presents "New Amsterdam To Metropolis Historic Maps of New York City 1548-1964", their extensive collection traces the development of the city from Dutch colonists to the 1964 Worlds Fair

The exhibition is on view through May 31st.

https://untappedcities.com/2019/03/15/photos-highlights-from-the-rare-nyc-maps-exhibit-new-amsterdam-to-metropolis/

From the colonial depictions to 20th century subway maps, check out highlights from Untapped Cities Insiders’ trip to Martayan Lan’s exhibit of antique NYC maps!

“Long Island was a honeycomb of espionage"Historic Raynham Hall educates visitors about the influence of intelligence on...
03/19/2019
A Long Island House Holds the Story of Washington’s Spy Ring

“Long Island was a honeycomb of espionage"
Historic Raynham Hall educates visitors about the influence of intelligence on the outcome of the American Revolution, including the Revolutionary-era homeowner, Samuel Townsend, who served in the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/arts/raynham-hall-revolution-spies.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Raynham Hall in Oyster Bay is enjoying a moment in the spotlight for its role in a “honeycomb of espionage.”

Old Stone House of Brooklyn's cover photo
03/17/2019

Old Stone House of Brooklyn's cover photo

Join the  Gowanus Landmarking Coalition for a press conference on Wednesday, March 13 at 9 am at the “bump-out” on the H...
03/12/2019
Developer Prepares For Demolition Of Historic S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse - BKLYNER

Join the Gowanus Landmarking Coalition for a press conference on Wednesday, March 13 at 9 am at the “bump-out” on the Hamilton Avenue Bridge sidewalk overlooking the Gowanus Canal and the S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse. It’s the southwest corner of the bridge on the side facing off toward the harbor.

RED HOOK – The Gowanus Landmarking Coalition sent out a notice over the weekend showing photos of demolition scaffolding going up around the S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse building at 595 Smith Street, a 133-year-old structure that was damaged by a suspicious fire last summer. “This despite multipl...

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336 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY
11215

G or F to 4th Ave/R to Union Street/B63 Bus

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

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